23rd Nordic Sociological Conference / 23:e Nordiska Sociologikongressen

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The university of Turku

Åbo akademi

Nordic Sociological Association

Design 2005 by
Mika Elmeranta
for the
Congress Office


Conference Programme

Please see the conference programme here. (PDF)

The programmes of the workshops can be found here.

Note: Programme Manager Petteri Pietikäinen presents the Finnish Academy research programme "Power and Society in Finland" on Friday 18.8. at 15.00 in
Educarium 1. All interested are welcome.

Keynote Speakers

Margaret S. Archer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. She is a former Editor of Current Sociology and was President of the International Sociological Association (1986-1990). She is a founder member of the 'Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences' and a founding Trustee of the 'Centre for Critical Realism'.
Please see the website for more information on Professor Archer.

Mikko Lagerspetz (b. 1963 Turku, Finland) studied Sociology at the University of Turku, from where he received his doctoral degree in 1996. In 1989-1992, he studied musical composition at the Estonian Musical Academy. He started teaching Sociology at the newly created Estonian Institute of Humanities in 1990, and was later elected Professor of Sociology there; the formerly private, non-profit institute is from 2005 part of the Tallinn University. Mikko Lagerspetz was President of the Estonian Association of Sociologists in 1998-2003. Since August this year, he is Professor of Sociology at the Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include civil society, social problems and cultural policies. Please see the website for more information on Professor Lagerspetz.

William Outhwaite studied at Oxford and Sussex. He is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies at Sussex, where he has taught since 1973. He was also Deputy editor of Sociology (1985-1988), Editor of Current Sociology (1987-92) and Chair of the International Sociological Association's Publications Committee (1993-4), and is Associate editor, European Journal of Social Theory (1997-) and Coordinator of the graduate programme in Sociology.
Please visit the website for more information on Professor Outhwaite.

Pekka Sulkunen, prof. Dept of Sociology, University of Helsinki since 2000. Previously researcher and research professor at the alcohol and drug research centre of Helsinki. Publications related to the topic of this paper:
The European New Middle Class 1992 Constructing the New Consumer Society (ed.) 1997 Broken Spirits ­ Power and Ideas in Nordic Alcohol Control (with Sutton, Tigerstedt, Warpenius et al.) 2000 Projektiyhteiskunnan kääntöpuolia (the flip side of the project society), (with Rantala et al.) 2006.
Please visit the website for more information on Professor Sulkunen.